Agriculture Compliance

Feed, Fertilizer, Lime, Seed Inspection, 
Stockyards, Brands, and Certificates of Free Sale

 

Agriculture Compliance


Agriculture Compliance is responsible for many areas of agriculture.  

We inspect and enforce laws pertaining to feed, seed, fertilizer and agricultural lime as well as conducting yearly BSE Inspections at feed manufacturing facilities.

We issue permits to seed dealers and processors.

Agricultural Compliance is responsible for Stockyards and Brands registration and licensing/permitting of bonded livestock markets, livestock dealers, issuing livestock hauler trailer tags and livestock brands.

We also issue Certificates of Free Sale to Alabama companies in order for them to ship their products around the world. 


 

Effective January 1, 2017, stricter federal rules regulate how medically important antibioticsmedications that are important for treating human diseasecan be administered to animals in feed and drinking water.

Among the provisions, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration requires veterinary oversight whenever such antibiotics are administered to any food animal species via feed or water, even if the animals are not intended for food production. From pet rabbits and pigs, to backyard poultry, to large livestock farms, the same restrictions apply. 

All medically important antibiotics to be used in feed or water for food animal species require a Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) or a prescription.
  The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)

U.S. Food & Drug Administration Veterinary Feed Directive Page

 

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8/21/2018 Rad Cat Expands Recall

Radagast Pet Food voluntarily expands recall to include Rad Cat Raw Diet Products with Best By Dates of 10/19/18 through 12/3/19 due to potential health risk.

08/08/2018 
Pat's Cat Turkey and Ground Lamb Pet Food

G & C Raw, LLC Recalls Pat's Cat Turkey and Ground Lamb Pet Food because of possible Listeria Monocytogenes health risk.


07/06/2018 
Rad Cat  

Raw diet Cat Food (Free Range Chicken; Pasture-Raised Venison).  Listeria monocytogenes or Shiga Toxin producing E. coli O121.  Radagast Pet Food, Inc.

06/12/2018  Dave’s Pet Food

95% Premium beef cans.  Potential that product contains elevated levels of beef thyroid hormone.  Dave's Pet Food

05/23/2018 Castor & Pollux, Merrick

Beef dog treat varieties.  Potential that they contain elevated levels of a naturally-occuring beef thyroid hormone.  Merrick Pet Care   

4/20/2018 OC Raw Dog

Chicken, Fish, & Produce Dog Food. May contain Listeria monocytogenes. OC Raw Dog, LLC

4/20/2018 OC Raw Dog

Freeze Dried Sardines.  Potential for Clostridium botulinum. OC Raw Dog, LLC

04/17/2018  TRUDOG 

Pet food-freezed dried raw beef topper.  Potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. TruPet, LLC

03/26/2018 Blue Ridge Beef 
    Complete raw pet food  May contain Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes Blue Ridge Beef  

    03/26/2018 Natural Selections and ZooLogics

    Fresh raw meals for dogs  May contain Salmonella and E. coli O128 Darwin’s Natural Pet Products 

    03/22/2018 Milo’s Kitchen  

    Dog treats  Products potentially contain elevated levels of beef thyroid hormone. J.M. Smucker Company

    03/06/2018 Tucker's  

    5lb Pork-Bison Box  Potential Salmonella contamination Raw Basics, LLC

    03/06/2018 Redbarn, Chewy Louie, Dentley's, and Good Lovin'  

    Bully Stick dog food  Potential contamination with Saslmonella Redbarn Pet Products, LLC

    03/02/2018 Steve’s Real Foods  

    Raw frozen dog food turkey canine recipe  potential to be contaminated with Salmonella Steve’s Real Foods

    03/01/2018 Blue Ridge Beef  

    Raw pet food for cats  Presence of Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes Name Blue Ridge Beef


    Contact Information

     

    Scott Absher
    Program Manager

    Phone:  334-240-7184
                  
    Fax:      334-240-7193

    1-800-642-7761 ext. 7184


    State of Alabama
    Department of Agriculture and Industries
    Agricultural Compliance Section
    1445 Federal Drive
    Montgomery, Alabama 36107-1123

    Field Inspector Contacts

    Jamie Booker.........251-589-2612
                Field Supervisor        

     

    Jason Fields...........256-​280-5032

    Coty Galloway.........256-947-0081

    Carl Jackson..........334-850-9603

    Kenny Mehearg......334-850-0780 

    Bill McMillan...........334-726-0143


    Blake Pickett............334-850-1317

    Kevin Rye.................256-460-3009

     






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    If you are having an issue with livestock feed, fertilizer, pet food, agricultural lime or seeds please contact our office.

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    Division Contacts

    Agriculture Compliance Division 

    State of Alabama 
    Department of Agriculture and Industries
    Agricultural Compliance Section
    1445 Federal Drive
    Montgomery, Alabama 36107-1123
    Program Director 

    Scott Absher

    Phone:  334-240-7184 
                  334-240-7304
    Fax:      334-240-7193
    1-800-642-7761 ext 7184 or 7304
    agcompliance@agi.alabama.gov